Sebastian Mogilowskis Blog

Just another blog about administration, linux and other stuff


Xen FileSystem Performance Test

Testing XenServer filesystem performance on plain hardware and the difference between EXT and LVM. How To Change the Default Storage Repository to EXT3 Hardware IBM Blade HS21 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz 16 GB RAM LSI SAS 1064 with 2 SAS Disc with Raid 1 Software XenServer 5.6 SP2 Virtual Machines Ubuntu VMs […]


Adding an additional local storage to an existing XENServer

Add the new physical device “/dev/sdb” as second local storage to an existing Citrix XENServer installation: (Note: I use XENServer 5.6) xe sr-create content-type=”local SR” host-uuid=(uuid of your xenserver host) type=(ext or lvm) device-config:device=/dev/sdb shared=false name-label=”Second local storage” The command returns the UUID of your new storage repository (SR). Example: xe sr-create content-type=”local SR” host-uuid=d06d7c86-08af-4f87-9188-bd287daac20b […]